Fish leaf carving cont.

What you need:

  • Very large fresh leaves
  • Something to press leaves flat, i.e. pieces of wood with clamps or bricks to sit on top, or a big heavy  book.
  • A bottle of liquid paraffin from the Chemist
  • Pen knife or scalpel
  • Tracing paper
  • Pen, texta, fineliner as per your preference
  • Very small painting brush
  • Cutting board

NB: Safety

  • This project is best suited to high school students.
  • Go through safety with using sharp implements with students.
  • An adult should place sharp implements on tables.
  • Students should never walk around with sharp implements.
  • Demonstrate how to cut leaves while keeping fingers safe.
  • Set very specific guidelines for students.